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    Default Birthday present for 5yo boy with special needs

    Im going to start my saying im sorry if i offend anyone with anything i say. I new to this whole special needs thing and ive never been around special needs children.
    DD has been invited to a little boys birthday and im not sure of what to buy as a pressie for him.

    He was born very prem and has physical and mental disabilities. The only way i can describe him is he is like a one year old (sorry if this is offensive, i really dont mean it it be). He doesnt speak, just makes sounds, he walks like a toddler though he is in a wheelchair most of the time.

    I was thinking of getting him a torch with different coloured lenses. I thought he'd enjoy the different colours. What do you think?

    Like i say, hes about a one year old in development though im not really sure of what he might like to play with. I dont want to get something too babyish but i kind of think the 5 year old toys might be a bit advanced for him.

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    How about some of those children's musical instruments? The xylophones and things?

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    You sound lovely! You could ask the mum, does he often have toys with him? Or wear t shirts with particular characters on it?
    The torch sounds good, the children I work with love anything that lights up, movement, things they can squish

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    I would ask the parent for some ideas otherwise the musical instruments are a good idea, or books, DVDs, music CDs, play doh, craft stuff, one of those sand pits that's like a small table, animal figurines- the schlech ones are gorgeous,

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    I like the idea of a Tshirt or pjs with characters on them, like ninjago or peppa pig - he might not be able to watch much tv but maybe it would make him feel special to kinda match the other kids? I am not ultra experienced either so sorry if this is way off.

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    My oldest DD sounds similiar, and I don't mind when people ask for gift ideas, much rather they ask than give something she can't use.

    But in saying that I love it when someone takes the time to get her something she likes - when they show they "get her" it is great!

    Musical toys are great, bells in a loop that are easy to grasp or can be put around her wrist. Singing dancing toys - we have a lion that sings "dont worry be happy" and a flower that sings "you are my sunshine". Our DD has poor hand control and would like a torch but would struggle to hold it but she does have a cool nightlight that projects onto the ceiling and a mood egg that changes colour.

    Other things we have that are good, a little keyboard that reacts to light touch, balls, jack-in-the-box, music box (we have wooden frog one that is not girly), books and cd books.

    Goodluck and have fun!


 

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